Can I retire at age 61 with 467,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $467,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$38,564$38,221$37,886$37,559$37,239$36,743
2 years$19,091$18,736$18,391$18,057$17,733$17,234
3 years$12,601$12,244$11,900$11,569$11,251$10,764
4 years$9,357$9,001$8,660$8,335$8,024$7,554
5 years$7,410$7,057$6,721$6,402$6,100$5,648
6 years$6,113$5,762$5,431$5,120$4,826$4,393
7 years$5,187$4,839$4,514$4,209$3,925$3,510
8 years$4,493$4,148$3,828$3,531$3,256$2,859
9 years$3,953$3,612$3,297$3,008$2,742$2,363
10 years$3,522$3,183$2,874$2,593$2,337$1,976
11 years$3,169$2,834$2,531$2,256$2,010$1,666
12 years$2,875$2,544$2,246$1,979$1,741$1,415
13 years$2,627$2,299$2,006$1,747$1,519$1,209
14 years$2,414$2,089$1,803$1,551$1,331$1,038
15 years$2,230$1,909$1,628$1,383$1,172$894
16 years$2,069$1,751$1,476$1,239$1,036$774
17 years$1,927$1,613$1,343$1,113$918$671
18 years$1,801$1,490$1,226$1,003$817$583
19 years$1,688$1,381$1,122$906$728$508
20 years$1,587$1,284$1,030$821$650$443
21 years$1,496$1,196$947$745$582$388
22 years$1,413$1,116$873$677$522$339
23 years$1,337$1,044$806$617$468$297
24 years$1,268$978$746$563$421$261
25 years$1,204$918$691$514$379$229
26 years$1,145$863$640$470$341$201
27 years$1,091$812$595$430$308$177
28 years$1,041$765$553$394$277$156
29 years$994$722$514$361$251$137
30 years$951$681$479$332$226$121
31 years$910$644$447$304$205$106
32 years$872$610$417$280$185$94
33 years$836$577$389$257$168$82
34 years$803$547$364$237$152$73
35 years$771$519$340$218$137$64
36 years$742$493$318$201$124$57
37 years$714$468$298$185$113$50
38 years$687$445$279$170$102$44
39 years$662$423$261$157$93$39
40 years$638$402$245$145$84$34
41 years$616$383$230$134$76$30
42 years$595$365$215$123$69$27
43 years$574$347$202$114$63$24
44 years$555$331$190$105$57$21
45 years$536$316$178$97$52$18
46 years$519$301$167$90$47$16
47 years$502$287$157$83$43$14
48 years$486$274$148$77$39$13
49 years$471$262$139$71$35$11
50 years$456$250$130$65$32$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $467,000, adding $4,727 every year, while hoping to spend $37,006 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 27/45/28 Blend
60$467,000$467,000$467,000$467,000
61$519,510$494,759$487,520$528,917
62$533,126$479,628$464,478$521,767
63$546,890$462,515$439,424$510,608
64$560,779$443,285$412,251$497,875
65$574,765$421,792$382,848$483,460
66$588,817$397,886$351,099$467,248
67$602,898$371,403$316,882$449,118
68$616,966$342,175$280,070$428,939
69$630,976$310,021$240,532$406,576
70$644,873$274,750$198,127$381,881
71$658,599$236,161$152,713$354,701
72$672,084$194,042$104,138$324,871
73$685,255$148,167$52,244$292,217
74$698,024$98,300$0$256,555
75$710,296$44,191$0$218,624
76$721,963$0$0$193,998
77$732,906$0$0$174,026
78$742,990$0$0$175,640
79$752,065$0$0$176,909
80$759,965$0$0$177,783
81$766,503$0$0$178,206
82$771,473$0$0$178,114
83$774,642$0$0$177,437
84$775,757$0$0$176,097
85$774,531$0$0$174,009
86$770,648$0$0$171,076
87$763,759$0$0$167,192
88$753,475$0$0$162,240
89$739,363$0$0$156,090
90$720,946$0$0$148,597
91$697,695$0$0$139,603
92$669,024$0$0$128,931
93$634,284$0$0$116,385
94$592,756$0$0$101,750
95$543,646$0$0$84,787
96$486,076$0$0$65,233
97$419,073$0$0$42,796
98$341,563$0$0$17,154
99$252,360$0$0$0
100$150,150$0$0$0